|Posted on Sunday, March 14, 2004 - 1:20 pm: |
Having lived in and Managed the 'eggshell building' on Third between 1973 and 1989, I became acquainted with or recognize the names of nearly all of the folks mentioned on the Cass Corridor Tribes site. Before Renaissance Investment commissioned the painting of the mural of the house next door to the Bronx Bar rising out of half of an eggshell on the side of 5853 Third, someone had painted a very large happy face with the words, Have A Nice Day which is what was there when I moved in. Ahhh, the good 'ole days. During my stay in that small town atmosphere, Burroughs, our intimidating neighbor one block north, tried many times to procure the land on which we resided. They were unsuccessful, due, in part I'm sure to Billy Ebersberger's equally intimidating gorilla suit which he wore during protests. We formed a block club and held meetings on Saturday mornings behind the eggshell bldg. (coffee cup in hand) to discuss our next strategy in our fight against Burroughs or who was going to do what for the annual Street Fair, etc. At any rate, Positively Fourth Street is still there and Burrough's moved out a long time ago. Scrabble, Poker, Volley Ball, Horseshoes, Bonfires, The Annual Spring Clean Up.....sounds like an expensive resort, doesn't it? The incessant sound of cars on the Lodge and the Ford freeways which surround that little community is suggestive of the sounds of the ocean, at least it was in my mind when I called it home...:~)
|Posted on Monday, March 22, 2004 - 5:23 pm: |
Hi Judith, great to hear from you. I think my fave 4th St. memory is when I was playing bass for Okefenokee, and we rehearsed "Someday Soon" in the courtyard. God, I loved how you sang that tune!
|Posted on Thursday, July 15, 2004 - 9:41 pm: |
Hi I use to live in the egg shell building as well.. more recently though...
I lived there between 98' and 2002...
I miss it so much for some odd reason.. I just started working on a painting of the view to the east from that building.. funny I found this thread.
anyone going to the fair on saturday?
|Posted on Monday, July 17, 2006 - 12:09 am: |
what a strange site ...the whole thing....Did John Wolfe
live on 4th...and afterwards have his jaw wired shut.
quite a while ago....
|Posted on Thursday, May 31, 2007 - 11:43 pm: |
Does anyone know anything about Rodriguez? We used to talk on the phone a lot after I moved to Arizona. Then he seemed to drop off the face of the earth.
|Posted on Sunday, July 22, 2007 - 6:20 pm: |
was/is there a lost & found area or contact person for the 4th st fair last night? something important lost.
|Posted on Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 12:03 pm: |
It was a memorable time. And it might not be there had it not been for protests by the block club.
I always visit when I return home for the Dally
hoping to hear music, vollyball or a lively dis-
cussion. Paul Schwarz used to call it Camp 4th St.
when we sat around the fire between the cones while
people played guitar and sang. I've been out near Seattle since 1990 and it seems like a dream now.
Wish I could go back again....
|Posted on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 5:35 pm: |
DAN CICCELI AND I USED TO SHARE A STUDIO IN GREEKTOWN AND HE INVITED ME OVER TO HIS PLACE ON 4TH. I REMEMBER HALLOWEEN BON FIRES PASSIN AROUND A BOTTLE OR WHATEVER WE WERE SMOKIN.(I WAS AT THAT GATHERING MANY TIMES) BESIDES DAN I REMEMBER LAURA BOMARITO, KATEY HAYES, MIKE FINN,DANNY DICKERHOFF AND I KNEW SOME FOLKS THAT HAD THEIR STUDIOS IN THAT BUILDING ON THE FREEWAY(THE EGG SHELL BUILDING?)
WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM SOMEONE
|Posted on Monday, November 21, 2011 - 6:41 am: |
These topics are so cnofsunig but this helped me get the job done.